Rosary Catholic Primary School

Rosary Catholic Primary School
Rosary Catholic Primary School

“Very exciting... you have fun here!”
- Alejandro

“We respect each other like a family”
- Megan

“Coming here will give you a good education ..it is an amazing school”
- Charlotte

“The Rosary School is a fantastic place... It's a peaceful paradise for learning”
- Laurance

“When I joined in Y1 everyone was accepting and made me feel welcome”
- Abraham

“I don't want to leave because of the great memories I have made here”
- Hannah

“Everyone treats each other like an equal”
- Grace

“We are like one big family, who achieve the best!”
- Toby

“..you achieve high levels and get lots of support”
- Findlay

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Ofsted

As you will be aware, the school was inspected by Ofsted during the last week of the Summer term on 14th and 15th  July 2015.

The way in which Ofsted inspect and grade schools has changed several times in recent years, with standards becoming ever more rigorous each time.  The increased rigour has been reflected in the judgements Ofsted have made about our school. 

While Ofsted have determined the school to 'require improvement', the report also captures the good work that goes on in our school and the journey of improvement that we were already on. The report recognises the school’s capacity to improve.

The Governing Body agreed with the report’s conclusions: standards overall were not good enough and as a school our focus was to prioritise  improvement work.  

 The key focus areas, being addressed via a Rapid Action Plan, to improve and build on the strengths in our school are as follows:

  • Continuous improvement to the quality of Teaching and Learning, with particular emphasis on:

    Providing challenge to all pupils

    Improved marking/feedback  

    Continued improvement in Maths and Writing 

  • Improving punctuality and attendance

  • Strengthening the link between parents and the school

    On 15th March 2016, the school received a monitoring visit from one of Her Majesty's Inspectors  HMI Lorna Brackstone. A copy of her report is available to read here. In summary, she acknowledged that the school is taking effective steps to address the areas for improvement identified in the Ofsted report.

 

Useful links:

Rosary School July 2015 Ofsted Inspection Report

Rosary School June 2011 Ofsted Inspection Report

Rosary School on the Ofsted Website

Ofsted Website Home Page

 

The Governors carried out an Ofsted-style  Parent Questionnaire in March 2016 and received 70 responses. The results of this questionnaire are available here. 

Ofsted Parent View